Monday, June 27, 2011

The Adventures Continue

Just in case you were under the impression that I have all my ducks in a row.

See that pacifier in her mouth?  I was admiring this precious post-nap scene until it occurred to me that I had never bought my little darling a baseball pacifier.  Why would I, right?  When I asked Queen (2) about it, she said she found it outside on the ground.  Great.

Then this morning I left my middle 4 kids home sleeping with daddy while Calvin and I took Monk to swim practice at 7 (it had been a long, tiring weekend for all).  I dropped him off, walked two miles, then swung by Braum's to buy milk.  When I walked in the door at 8 am this is what greeted me.

It's magic marker, in case you were wondering.

If you know me, and if you know Queen, then this shouldn't come as a surprise to you.  The reason I felt compelled to come clean share is because of a conversation I had with a woman at the swim meet in Oklahoma this weekend.  I started talking with a Christian lady who was so impressed and complimentary about my having 6 kids and homeschooling them.  She accused me of being a super mom.  I told her that wasn't even close to the truth.  Now I've officially set the record straight! 

Twinkle Toes didn't get to go to the meet at the last minute because of heat exhaustion.  It's been way over a hundred here daily and she was outside at camp all last week.  Then our swim meet got cut short when the sewer backed up at Oklahoma City Community College and there were thousands of people packed into an Aquatic Center with no usable restrooms.  Not good.  When we arrived home four hours later at 11:30 pm, our power was out and it was about 85 degrees, outside and in!  Big D said it had been out since 6, when it was 107.  Then yesterday Twinkle Toes ended up covered up with hives, head to toe.  Meanwhile, Calvin has another staph outbreak on his skin.  Never a dull moment!  You know what?  Having kids is an adventure, maybe the adventure of a lifetime.  I wouldn't miss it for the world!  I'm so grateful for these children the Lord has blessed us with and for the adventures they bring our way!


  1. Even with 2, it's still an adventure, and I agree, one I wouldn't trade for anything! You've got the right attitude, but I'll still say "Bless your heart" about the high temps and a/c going out! Phew!

  2. Love the baseball binkie! So funny!



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